How to format your references using the Current Oncology Reports citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for Current Oncology Reports. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
1. Kavanaugh MP. Accessing a transporter structure. Nature. 2004;431:752–3.
A journal article with 2 authors
1. Prescott ED, Julius D. A modular PIP2 binding site as a determinant of capsaicin receptor sensitivity. Science. 2003;300:1284–8.
A journal article with 3 authors
1. Baker PJ, Harris S, Webbon CC. Effect of British hunting ban on fox numbers. Nature. 2002;419:34.
A journal article with 7 or more authors
1. Nakamura A, Kobayashi M, Kuraoka M, Yuasa K, Yugeta N, Okada T, et al. Initial pulmonary respiration causes massive diaphragm damage and hyper-CKemia in Duchenne muscular dystrophy dog. Sci Rep. 2013;3:2183.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
1. Meyr H, Moeneclaey M, Fechtel SA. Digital Communication Receivers: Synchronization, Channel Estimation, and Signal Processing. New York, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2001.
An edited book
1. Streffer C. Radioactive Waste: Technical and Normative Aspects of its Disposal. Gethmann CF, Kamp G, Kröger W, Rehbinder E, Renn O, Röhlig K-J, editors. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer; 2012.
A chapter in an edited book
1. Cvetkovic D, Abdullah H, Chaparro-Vargas R. A Review of Methods to Characterize and Classify Sleep, Depression and Schizophrenia Disorders. In: Adibi S, editor. Mobile Health: A Technology Road Map. Cham: Springer International Publishing; 2015. p. 77–99.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for Current Oncology Reports.

Blog post
1. Hale T. NASA’s “RoboGloves” Could Double The Strength Of Your Hand [Internet]. IFLScience. IFLScience; 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 30]. Available from: https://www.iflscience.com/technology/nasas-robogloves-could-double-the-strength-of-your-hand/

Reports

This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
1. Government Accountability Office. Intelligent Transportation Systems: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technologies Expected to Offer Safety Benefits, but a Variety of Deployment Challenges Exist. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office; 2013 Nov. Report No.: GAO-14-13.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
1. Patel VM. Sparse and redundant representations for inverse problems and recognition [Doctoral dissertation]. [College Park, MD]: University of Maryland, College Park; 2010.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
1. Barron J. Van Wyck Guardrails Take a Beating From Cars and Trump. New York Times. 2017 Apr 7;A21.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1,2].
This sentence cites four references [1–4].

About the journal

Full journal titleCurrent Oncology Reports
AbbreviationCurr. Oncol. Rep.
ISSN (print)1523-3790
ISSN (online)1534-6269
ScopeOncology

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